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Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Prelinger Archives remains in existence, holding approximately 11,000 digitized and videotape titles (all originally derived from film) and a large collection of home movies, amateur and industrial films acquired since 2002. Its primary collection emphasis has turned toward home movies and amateur films, with approximately 12,000 items held as of Spring 2015. Its goal remains to collect, preserve, and facilitate access to films of historic significance that haven't been collected elsewhere. Included are films produced by and for many hundreds of important US corporations, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, community and interest groups, and educational institutions. Getty Images represents the collection for stock footage sale, and over 6,400 items (representing approximately 4,800 distinct films) are available here.

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PLEASE NOTE: Between 2012-2015, we uploaded newer and higher-quality versions of many titles, including one-part files of most films that were previously available only in two or more parts.

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The Field Guide to Sponsored Films by Rick Prelinger was published by the National Film Preservation Foundation in January 2007. It describes 452 historically or culturally significant motion pictures commissioned by businesses, charities, advocacy groups, and state or local government units between 1897 and 1980. The annotated filmography features repository information for some 350 titles as well as links to works viewable online. Also included are an introductory essay and name and subject indexes. The book is recommended for all interested in the history of advertising, industrial and sponsored films.

A free copy of the 152-page NFPF publication can be viewed and downloaded here.

Click to see a Tag Cloud of the Archive's Prelinger Collection.

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Information about Prelinger Library, an appropriation-friendly library of printed materials located in San Francisco, is here.

If you have historical home movies of San Francisco or Detroit that might work in future Lost Landscapes urban history screenings, Rick would be delighted to hear from you. He can be reached here.

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May 22, 2018
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Short segment of Dr. and Mrs. Fredric Cook in close-up and boarding ship in San Francisco. Around 00:31 vehicle appears to read 20 Million Dollars U.S. Government Money From the Old to the New U.S. Sub Treasury Vaults in San Francisco, California. Around 00:37 perhaps loading money from a bank into the vehicle. Includes street scenes with cars, horses and streetcars.
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May 22, 2018 Duhem Motion Picture Co.
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Narration describes the construction of and history behind the Panama Canal. Footage primarily of trains, construction machinery and workers. Includes Gatun Dam.
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May 22, 2018 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Revised edition of 'THE AIRPORT.' Explores a large metropolitan jet airport, from the traffic control tower to the baggage-processing center. Shows glimpses of hundreds of people on the job.
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May 21, 2018 William H. Welch
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Dr. William H. Welch, Professor of Pathology at The John Hopkins University, recounts his career in medical sciences and discoveries and developments in the field.
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May 20, 2018 Frith Films
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Presents scenes in Amsterdam including canals, Rijksmuseum, the harbor and home life of a typical family.
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May 18, 2018
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Two World War II Snipes: "To The Ladies" with Lionel Barrymore promotes women's enlistment while Clark Gable promotes the March of Dimes.
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May 18, 2018 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Reveals the habits and characteristics of bears by following a day's adventures of two mischievous cubs. Includes scenes of their invasion of a nearby camp.
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May 17, 2018 Archer Productions, Inc.
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Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Animation
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May 17, 2018 Viking Pictures Corp. Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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This film shows the activities at an apple orchard in the Pacific Northwest. Although the orchard specializes in Delicious apples, a man is shown planting seeds from another variety which has stronger roots and trunks. Buds from Delicious trees are next grafted onto the hardy trunks, where they flourish and eventually become fruit. Pruning and irrigation also help the trees to become sturdy and productive. The spring blooms are pollinated by bees, by ladybugs, and by human help, as illustrated...
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May 17, 2018 Davis (Sid) Productions
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A corruption of "The Nutcracker"; sync-sound with adult actors.
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May 15, 2018 Bert Spielvogel
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Home movie. Seals at Marineland of the Pacific and aquarium. Mountains and gorges. Possibly at Grand Canyon and/or Yosemite National Park.
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May 14, 2018 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Accompanies a little boy as he visits a puppeteer's workshop and reveals the craftsman at work constructing one of the marionettes - carving the wooden parts, assembling the pieces, and adding the costume. Demonstrates the manipulation of marionette strings for the basic actions of walking, gesturing, nodding, and sitting. Concludes with episode from Hansel and Gretel.
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May 13, 2018 Handy (Jam) Organization / Premiere Productions, Manila, Philippines
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Coca-Cola's presence in Philippine culture.
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Topics: Philippines, Coca-Cola Company, Consumerism
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May 13, 2018 Division of Visual Aids U.S. Office of Education and Federal Security Agency
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Subtitle: Automotive Operation & Maintenance Preventive Maintenance No. 2. Discusses the importance of taking good care of automotive electrical systems. Provides step-by-step guidance on tests to run. Animated diagram of the individual components of the electrical system.
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May 7, 2018 Jam Handy Organization
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Advertisement for Delco Batteries. Majority of film on baseball and famous baseball players.
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May 7, 2018 McGraw-Hill Text Films
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Part of the Junior Science Film Series. Based on the books After Dinner Science and Science Magic by Kenneth M. Swezey. Explains how electricity works and discovery of electricity. Includes a few experiments to demonstrate principles associated to electricity. Dry Cell Batteries. Diagrams.
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May 7, 2018 Unknown
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Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate International Exposition.
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May 6, 2018
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May 4, 2018
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0628 PA8541 Easter Island
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Apr 29, 2018 Thomas Meadow
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A native of Brooklyn tours San Francisco and comments on the cable cars, the hilly terrain, the Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, and other places of interest. With Phil Foster.
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Apr 29, 2018 Unknown
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San Francisco, California: Parade celebrating the formation of the Chinese Republic under Sun Yat-Sen / first parade held outside of mainland China / Officials in autos / crowds with flags / parade held near San Francisco's Chinatown
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Apr 29, 2018 F.S. Wythe Pictures Corporation
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Film about value of frugal living. Features Poor Richard's Almanac. Intertitles. Distributed by De Vry School Films Inc.
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Apr 25, 2018 U.S. Army Signal Corps
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Official films of the Signal Corps of the U.S. Army taken under action and service conditions in France in World War I.
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Apr 23, 2018 Christophers, The
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Often quite humorous film which purports to speak about cultural mores and their decline; advises us to be wary of pornography which may appear at the local newsstand, malt shop or drugstore. In reaction to perception of substantial growth in the distribution of pornographic material. Homosexuality is considered pornographic per se. Shows frank images often with censoring black bars across them [the bars often obscure very little, simply adding to the air of licentious ness]. "For the sake...
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Apr 23, 2018 Stoney Associates
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Demonstrates the proper management of mentally ill persons by members of the large city police department to prepare the mentally ill persons for their subsequent medical treatment. Describes the different types of mentally disturbed people a police officer must deal with, such as the senile, the mentally retarded, and the attempted suicides. Stresses the need to talk with the family to get a person's background, using the case of a mental patient who feels his neighbors are planning to kill...
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Apr 23, 2018 Affiliated Film Producers
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Depicts various factors that stimulate teenagers to drop out of school, using several case histories for illustration. Lists various reasons for dropping out, such as academic failure, need for money, and lack of being part of a group. Illustrates the feeling of a need to grow up on the part of the dropouts as they try to assume an adult role. Explains the 4-4 plan (4 hours in school and 4 hours at work), the work of the counselor, and the contribution of the "work experienced"...
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Apr 23, 2018
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Apr 22, 2018 Handy (Jam) Organization
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Relates how Americans build, from youth throughout life, by using their ingenuity not only in technological advancement but in everyday efforts by everyone. Many stock shots to be logged.
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Statue of Liberty (New York harbor) with helicopter in background African American family members dressed for a formal occasion descend front steps of brick house Various family members look at camera, pose and wave as they pass by VS Belle Isle Conservatory VS snowy river looking over to Windsor, Ontario, Canada Boating scenes (near Ambassador Bridge?) Large passenger boat passes under Ambassador Bridge
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Apr 20, 2018 Davis (Sid) Productions
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eye 489
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Apr 19, 2018 Unknown
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Twin Peaks trolley tunnel under construction and opening ceremony.
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Topic: San Francisco: Infrastructure
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Apr 19, 2018
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Examines the automobile engine.
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Apr 18, 2018 Unknown
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Stanford, California: Norman Goddard photographed with his glider and in the air; scenes with wife.
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Topics: Aviation: History, California: History and culture
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Apr 14, 2018 Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.
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Vocational film about careers in baking. Discussion of commercial baking industry. The Baking Industry 02:49:00 CU Lady slicing bread 02:50:30 Bread on an assembly line 02:51:30 Dough machine 02:52:52 Dough rising, thermometer in dough 02:53:00 Racks of bread 02:53:56 Loaves on assembly line
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Apr 14, 2018
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Apr 13, 2018 Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.
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EXPLAINS SERVICES OF INSURANCE COMPANIES TO THE PUBLIC & DESCRIBES VARIOUS CAREERS WITH INSURANCE COMPANIES. INCLUDES ACTUARIAL WORK, LEGAL DEPT, CLAIMS ADJUSTMENT, MEDICAL SERVICE, & CLERICAL JOBS. SHOWS OPPORTUNITIES FOR INITIAL EMPLOYMENT.
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Apr 11, 2018
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Narrative short film.
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Apr 11, 2018 Bray
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Looks at the protective skin of animals.
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Apr 11, 2018 Handy (Jam) Organization
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A "tribute to the American stylist," American Look shows families at leisure, children dressed in cowboy and cowgirl outfits watching television, a father shooting home movies of his picnicking family, Fifties-modern home interiors graced by formally dressed models, furniture (including designs by Herman Miller), kitchens and kitchen equipment, packaging (including designs by Donald Deskey), appliances, textiles, offices and office furniture, office machines, industrial machines, lawn...
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Apr 11, 2018 Handy (Jam) Organization
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A "tribute to the American stylist," American Look shows families at leisure, children dressed in cowboy and cowgirl outfits watching television, a father shooting home movies of his picnicking family, Fifties-modern home interiors graced by formally dressed models, furniture (including designs by Herman Miller), kitchens and kitchen equipment, packaging (including designs by Donald Deskey), appliances, textiles, offices and office furniture, office machines, industrial machines, lawn...
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Apr 11, 2018 Handy (Jam) Organization
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A "tribute to the American stylist," American Look shows families at leisure, children dressed in cowboy and cowgirl outfits watching television, a father shooting home movies of his picnicking family, Fifties-modern home interiors graced by formally dressed models, furniture (including designs by Herman Miller), kitchens and kitchen equipment, packaging (including designs by Donald Deskey), appliances, textiles, offices and office furniture, office machines, industrial machines, lawn...
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Apr 11, 2018
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comment 1
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Apr 11, 2018 Neighborhood Motion Picture Service, Inc.
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comment 1
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Advertising
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Advertising
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Advertising
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Advertising Image of woman driver (as if she was seated in driver's seat) dressed in white against dark background
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Apr 9, 2018 Summers, John H.
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Comprehensive film of San Francisco, California and vicinity shot in the summer of 1941. • 13:57:09:14- 13:57:32:12 Nice aerial series—in every shot we see the shadow of the plane. Starts over Marin County, cuts to view of the wing of the plane and a residential development below, cut to green fields, cut to dry, brown land, cut to suburbs, and finally end with grassless land and the prominent shadow of the plane. • 13:57:55:12- 13:58:02:12 Pan of the airport's "passenger...
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Advertising short. Factory whistles blowing against sky
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Apr 9, 2018 Handy (Jam) Organization
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"THIS PICTURE MAKES VIVID THE LIVES OF THE MEN & WOMEN WHO BUILD THE MODERN AUTOMOBILE. IT SHOWS THEM IN THE MORNING ON THEIR WAY TO WORK, AT WORK IN THE PLANTS & OFFICES, IN THE MARKET PLACES SHOPPING, & AT HOME IN THE PLEASANT EVENING HOURS."
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Apr 9, 2018 Handy (Jam) Organization
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"THIS PICTURE MAKES VIVID THE LIVES OF THE MEN & WOMEN WHO BUILD THE MODERN AUTOMOBILE. IT SHOWS THEM IN THE MORNING ON THEIR WAY TO WORK, AT WORK IN THE PLANTS & OFFICES, IN THE MARKET PLACES SHOPPING, & AT HOME IN THE PLEASANT EVENING HOURS."
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Apr 9, 2018 De Vry School Films, Inc.
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About settlement in Latin America (Argentine pampas); Buenos Aires city scenes.
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Apr 9, 2018 Unknown
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Screen ad for Dreft detergent, featuring an unconvincing demonstration.
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Topics: Advertising: Screen ads, Houses and homes: Kitchens, Consumerism
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Apr 9, 2018 Bray Studios, Inc.
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Great shot of movie cameraman in woods shooting birds at close range. Describes insect pests. Birds are "nature's check against these hardened criminals." Children building bird houses under direction of Audubon societies. "Building and renting bird houses encourages children in the study of civics." "A delegation from the schools of Portland, Oregon, organizing a colonization scheme for their home woods." Children seen in front of Multnomah Falls.
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Apr 9, 2018
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"School never stops for the alert Negro pastor of today, For him Schools of Practical Methods have been established by the Bureau of Negro work directed by Dr. W.A.C. Hughes." African American ministers attend continuing education training. Great footage to be logged.
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Apr 9, 2018
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Loggers climbing tall coniferous trees and working at high altitudes.
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Apr 9, 2018 Christy Associates, Inc.
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Mrs. Post in her garden in Edgartown, Mass. in floral dress, pearls, white gloves and funny hat. "Most people are at ease in their own homes, but often are confused at a dinner party." Emily Post says "Manners at the most formal dinner party are exactly the same as they are at home." Rather formal directions in how to eat soup; how to serve meat in a house without a maid; which implements to use in cutting salad and eating fruit; proper use of a finger bowl; the difficulties...
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Apr 9, 2018 Handy (Jam) Organization
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" A CLEAR EXPLANATION OF HYDRAULIC BRAKES AND OF THEIR USE ON THE MODERN MOTORCAR."
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Apr 9, 2018 Handy (Jam) Organization
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comment 1
" A DRAMATIZATION OF THE Y-K FRAME, WITH ESPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE RIGIDITY OF THE FRAME & THE ELIMINATION OF SQUEAKS & RATTLES." Nice "haunted house" imagery in the first few minutes (to a VO refrain of 1934 song "The House is Haunted". Note the phony bats flying in the background.
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Apr 7, 2018
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To come.
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Topics: prelinger, home movies
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Apr 6, 2018 Handy (Jam) Organization
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Shows the need for abatement of pollution of the streams and the accomplishments being attained by the Sanitary Water Board, Pennsylvania Department of Health, under a clean streams program which was inaugurated six years earlier. All scenes are in Pennsylvania. 21:51:55:28 Man kneeling by water runs his hand through silt in water; CU silt running through fingers of disembodied man’s hand; LS farmland covered in blanket of silt from flood waters. 21:52:14:06 LS coal refinery; high-angle shot...
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Apr 6, 2018 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales? The companion Encyclopedia Britannica Film "Democracy" can be found here.
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Topic: Political science
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Apr 2, 2018 Handy (Jam) Organization
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Shows the need for abatement of pollution of the streams and the accomplishments being attained by the Sanitary Water Board, Pennsylvania Department of Health, under a clean streams program which was inaugurated six years earlier. All scenes are in Pennsylvania. 21:51:55:28 Man kneeling by water runs his hand through silt in water; CU silt running through fingers of disembodied man’s hand; LS farmland covered in blanket of silt from flood waters. 21:52:14:06 LS coal refinery; high-angle shot...
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Mar 31, 2018
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An amazing short by an "orchestra" of vibraphone players. Some viewers have noted that this film seems to be a mirror image of how things are supposed to be. This is because original Soundie films were printed backwards so that they could appear correct when played in the Panoram machine (an early film jukebox).
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Topic: soundie
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Skeletal entry
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Mar 27, 2018 Reelcraft Pictures Corp; William Henry Warner
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Silent comedy short. A young boy loves the circus and attempts to make his own.
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Topic: circus
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Mar 26, 2018
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comment 1
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Mar 25, 2018 University of Oklahoma
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Skeletal Entry
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Mar 25, 2018 Coronet Instructional Films
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EXPLAINS FORMS & PURPOSES OF SOCIAL LETTERS, PRINCIPLES OF LETTER WRITING. TEENAGE BOY AND SISTER SIT AT DINING ROOM TABLE WRITING THANK YOU LETTER TO GRANDPARENTS FOR VACATION STAY (FLASHBACKS). LISTS 5 PARTS OF FRIENDLY LETTER.
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Mar 25, 2018 Pathe News (?)
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05:11:27:00 We Work Again Amazing glimpse of African-American life during the Great Depression. This film acknowledges the fact that African-Americans were disproportionately unemployed. There are scenes of forward-looking programs of housing renovation and public works in Harlem, as well as pre-school and adult education. However, there are also some painful scenes in which African-American women - "girls" - are being trained as cooks and maids, or being taught child care with white...
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Mar 25, 2018 Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.
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Mar 25, 2018 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
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Map-Chart technique surveys chronologically and compactly the history of immigration up to the restrictive law of 1924. Economic, political and religious motives of immigrants shown in scene in steamship office abroad. Scene at Ellis Island.
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Mar 25, 2018 Young America Films
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Presents the problems of social introductions, designed to help build social poise and self-assurance.
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Mar 24, 2018 Colburn (John) Associates
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